Gallbladder Removal in Gulfport, MS

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Gallbladder attacks can cause sharp, debilitating pain on the right side of your abdomen, making it nearly impossible to get comfortable or rest at night. When your gallbladder fails to work correctly or contains gallstones, polyps, or growths, it may require surgical removal known as a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. At Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics, Dr. Donald Balder performs cholecystectomy surgeries laparoscopically to provide less discomfort and a faster recovery period. If you are experiencing extreme pain in the right side of your abdomen and want to discuss the benefits of laparoscopic gallbladder removal in Gulfport, MS, contact us today to request a consultation.

During a laparoscopic gallbladder removal, incisions will be made in the abdomen to allow for the insertion of the necessary instrumentation. Carbon dioxide will be pumped into the abdominal cavity to inflate the abdomen to allow for increased visualization. Dr. Balder will insert a camera through the belly button to display the treatment area. Surgical instruments will then be inserted into the other ports to clamp and remove the gallbladder. The excess carbon dioxide will be removed from the abdominal cavity, and the incisions will be closed. The entire procedure typically  takes less than an hour.

Most gallbladder removal surgeries are outpatient procedures - so, you will typically be allowed to return home a few hours after the procedure is completed. Typically, recovery from a laparoscopic gallbladder removal takes about 1-2 weeks; however, specific recovery details will be given to you prior to your discharge.

I have been a patient of Dr. Balder for the last 10 months and cannot say enough good things about him and his practice. My office visits have consisted of hormone replacement therapy, threads, and Opus Plasma for acne scarring. I left each visit pleased with the positive effects of the treatment provided. He has taken the time to listen to my concerns and formulated the best plan for me. His office staff is extremely pleasant and knowledgeable as well. If you are looking for a Doctor that has patience, understanding and provides what you are actually looking for, I HIGHLY recommend Dr Balder.

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Dr Balder is an amazing physician and person. He truly cares about his patient's understanding exactly what the procedure entails and expected outcome. Your well being is his main concern and HE is your best physician choice to achieve a healthier and more youthful YOU!

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He was amazing in the treatment of my family! From Hormone Health to PDO Thread lift to Neurotoxin injection and fillers. We are so happy and will not trust anyone else!!

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Just have to say a big thank you for all that Dr. Balder and his amazing staff have done. I recently had some neck threading done and I loved the results. A couple of days after I had some minor issues. I called the office and immediately they had me come in. Dr. Balder was outstanding and made sure that I was ok with zero complications. He took amazing care of me and I am beyond grateful. Thank you Dr. Balder to you and your staff you guys are amazing.

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Dr. Balder has a good bedside manner. He explains what is happening and why. He is patient, conscientious, and even keeled. Not only to his patients, but from what I can tell, to his staff as well. His prices are very reasonable. You can tell he’s providing quality for a fair price for elective type services. Definitely recommend.

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The sharp, excruciating pain you feel in your abdomen that accompanies gallbladder attacks is not something to ignore. Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics can help alleviate that pain and restore your restful nights. Contact Dr. Donald Balder today to take the first step in getting relief for your gallbladder pain and discuss your options for gallbladder removal in Gulfport, MS.

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